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HYPEBEAST Launches Chinese Edition

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 19, 2012
HYPEBEAST today announces the official launch of its Chinese Edition platform. The creation of the Chinese edition aims to bring both existing and new content to a rapidly developing audience and new readers. Building upon the same categories as HYPE...

DISSECTED: DC Shoes Unilite Trainer

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 19, 2012
With this year’s launch of its first athletic-inspired sneaker, the Unilite Trainer, action-sport company DC Shoes generated some enthusiastic buzz as it finally decided to expand its footwear range outside of skate culture. Motivated to design...

The Meaning Behind Navajo: Fashion’s Misunderstanding

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 16, 2012
The fashion industry doesn’t care that it is creating the Native aesthetic without Native American input. That “Navajo”, “Native”, or “Indian” pattern you love and associate with Native design was created by a non-native who has had no interaction wi...

A Conversation with Eric Haze

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 14, 2012
Born and raised in New York during the height of its urban graffiti revolution, Eric Haze is renowned as a pioneer behind various art forms from contemporary street art to fashion design. Tagging under the moniker “SE3″ during the 1970s t...

THROUGH THE LENS: trashhand

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2012
To say that Instagram has changed the traditional photography model would be quite an understatement. Despite having become somewhat diluted as of late, the large majority of the early Instagram users functioned as a tight-knit community that virtual...

Matters of Taste: Rugby Ralph Lauren – A Eulogy

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 3, 2012
Today, a friend of mine was issued a death warrant. It may seem absurd to attach such melodrama to a clothing brand, let alone one owned and incepted entirely by one of the largest apparel companies in the world, yet I can’t help the way I feel. For...

The Review: adidas D Rose 3

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 2, 2012
While the world anxiously awaited #thereturn, adidas had new beginnings in mind when conceiving of the D Rose 3, Derrick Rose’s latest signature sneaker. With a new name, look, logo and price tag, the new Rose model is a marked departure for bo...

The Hundreds: Politixxx – Round 1

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2012
Next Tuesday, November 6 marks the 2012 United States presidential election as American voters look to determine if President Barack Obama will see a second term in office or if Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney becomes the 45th President of the U...

ILL-FITS: The Walking Dead

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2012
As HYPEBEAST’s readership continues to grow, so does the size of our inbox. From props and complaints, to linesheets, aspiring brands and PR companies, we are constantly getting hit up by many of our loyal readers for various reasons. We’...

Pen & Paper: Dabs Myla

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 19, 2012
A pair of talented Australian artists who just happen to be a couple, Dabs Myla have been living and working in LA for the past three years. Their paint-based work is often playful and colorful, conjuring up images and memories from one’s child...

ILL-FITS: Are “Fast Fashion” Collaborations Bad for the Fashion Industry?

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 19, 2012
As a struggling student who shamefully spends much of his time perusing HYPEBEAST salivating for garbs my wallet inversely cries over, my wallet and I look forward to seeing haute couture designers team with affordable retail outlets for limited edit...

Tech Essentials: jeffstaple

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2012
When word got around the office that jeffstaple would join the extensive ranks of unmasked creatives for our occasionally controversial Essentials series, each of us were extremely stoked for what would come – both a refreshing look into his ub...

Pen & Paper: Angry Woebots

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 12, 2012
The artist Angry Woebots’ panda-heavy works often deal with the themes of struggle, anger and stress, and it’s a theme all too familiar to the artist. Having survived a near-fatal car crash in 1999 and subsequently moving to Seattle, wher...

How Book Publishers Survive: Charles Miers of Rizzoli

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 11, 2012
Despite our positioning as an online website, our interest and admiration towards print is unanimous. HYPEBEAST Magazine is a testament to our belief and understanding of print’s unique disposition in media. Upon a visit to the offices of book...

A Conversation with Jon Buscemi of Gourmet

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 10, 2012
One of the three founders of Gourmet, Jon Buscemi is a man of many hats and interests. Formerly an investment banker, he went on to work for skateboarding company Girl Distribution, DC Shoes and Oliver Peoples before finding a home at the helm of the...